Nolan Ryan statue unveiled at Dell Diamond

Nolan Ryan with his statute that was relocated from outside the Nolan Ryan Center building to the home plate entrance at Dell Diamond. (KXAN PhotoTom Rapp)
Nolan Ryan with his statute that was relocated from outside the Nolan Ryan Center building to the home plate entrance at Dell Diamond. (KXAN PhotoTom Rapp)

ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Nolan Ryan will always be connected to the Round Rock Express, and now he’ll greet fans at the Dell Diamond main entrance. The Express unveiled it’s newest prized piece on Monday– a bronze statue of Nolan Ryan.

“It just represents what we’re about here and that’s baseball. It’s kind of to set the tone for their expectations coming in to the stadium,” Ryan said.

Ryan also announced he will move the Ryan Foundation from his hometown of Alvin to the Austin-area. The Ryan family is responsible for bringing the Express to Central Texas in 2000. Reid has moved on to become the President of the Houston Astros. Reese is the CEO of the Express.

“We’re very focused on the Express. We’re as excited about the Express today as we were we started here. The fact that it’s been such a big part of our lives we just thought that it probably made sense that we house the foundation here also,” Ryan said.

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